Rondi Large, B.A. Executive Director and Cofounder
Rondi volunteers full time leading and managing the organization. Rondi is a native of Maine but has lived in Oklahoma for the past 31 years. She is cofounder of WildCare and holds a B.A. from University of New Hampshire, Keene State College. Rondi worked in civil and environmental computer aided drafting for 18 years before leaving the business world to establish and dedicate her eﬀorts full time to directing the operations of WildCare. In addition, Rondi is former Advisory Board member of the Oklahoma State University-‐OKC Veterinary Technology Program, sits on the Kirkpatrick Foundation’s Oklahoma Roundtable for Animal Welfare, and has been a member of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council since 1994 and National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association since 1995.
O.T. Sanders, MS., Ph.D. Facility Director and Cofounder
O.T. Sanders holds a B.S. in Zoology from Oklahoma State University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. O.T. is retired after working 26 years in the diagnostic medical industry. Prior to entering the world of business O.T. was an Assistant Professor of Zoology at Brunswick Community College, GA for one year and at North Carolina State University for four years. In addition O.T. served as an Assisance Chief of the Game Division of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for 3 years. O.T. Sanders assists with daily operations of WildCare and oversees facility maintenance and construction needs.
Dr. Faye Lorenzsonn, D.V.M. Facility Veterinarian
Elise Gundlach Team Leader
Ingrid Hodel Staff
Ingrid Hodel is part of the Songbird and Waterfowl Team for WildCare, but also loves to help any furry animals that need care. Ingrid joined WildCare in the summer of 2016, and has demonstrated herself as enthusiastic and deeply dedicated to animal welfare. In particular, her favorite animals to rehabilitate are pigeons and doves. Ingrid graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.S. in Wildlife Management and a minor in Dance Studies. Prior to joining WildCare, Ingrid spent time at both the Oakland and Sacramento zoo in California. During that time, she gained invaluable experience caring for different species including birds, bats, reptiles, otters, and big cats. In her spare time, Ingrid enjoys spending time with her partner exploring the outdoors through hiking and birding, as well as going to art museums and watching performances. While this California girl misses beaches, she can never get enough of Oklahoma sunsets!
Kassidi Partida Staff
Nicole Rivera Team Leader
Nicole graduated from Iowa State University with two B.S. degrees in Animal Science and Animal Ecology. She joined WildCare in 2016 as an intern where she learned how amazing raccoons are. Nicole has now become part of the leadership team at WildCare and will serve as Raccoon Team Leader and Training Team Leader for 2017. Nicole says that getting to work with such great people and doing the fulfilling work that we do allows her to miss her homeland of Puerto Rico a little less.
Kristy Wicker Staff
Ali Zwanziger Team Leader
Since 2013, this Pennsylvania native’s bubbly personality and can-do attitude has made her a priceless member of the WildCare team over the years as an Oklahoma work-study student, WildCare intern, and now Songbird, Waterfowl, and Raptor Team Leader. Ali says she loves that her work is outdoors, challenging, and unpredictable, and that she has the feeling of making a difference just by going in to work. She is a busy individual, always juggling her school work, work schedule, and care of several of her own “fur-kids” including a dog named Goose.